A/W Trend Report

Cabot Circus will be welcoming the new season in stunning style with a weekend of free catwalk shows on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, celebrating the hottest trends from the latest collections.

The ‘Autumn/Winter Fashion Tour’ is being held in association with the British Fashion Council and will bring together the best of the high-street and designer brands to showcase leading looks from the new season.

To give you a taste of what is to come on the catwalk, here are some of the key trends hitting the shops now for the autumn/winter season:

1.       Heritage

Ladies it’s time to don your barber jackets, riding boots and cable knits, and embrace the great outdoors… heritage chic is back for autumn winter 2011.

What to wear: Tweed, tartan and herringbone
Where to wear: Weekend in the countryside 

Get the look: Venetia Pussy Bow Blouse £45, Harley Hacking Jacket £85, Bea Babycord Short £35, Illinois tote £120, Dallas boots £65, Monsoon

2.       Fetish

Thanks to celebrities like Lady Gaga and Rihanna, corsets and leather are at the height of fashion and will be hitting the shops this season. 

What to wear: The key colour is black, of course
Where to wear: A night out with the girls

Get the look: Black leather top, £120, House of Fraser, black shorts, £75 from House of Fraser. Tan leather clutch, £95 from Pied a Terre at House of Fraser. 

3.       Boy/girl look

Sick of summer dresses and light floral patterns? If so the ‘borrowed from the boys’ look is one for you this season. The more structured fabrics and cuts will be perfect for the colder weather, and this look is a sure way to be taken seriously and command attention.

What to wear: Oversized blazers, ankle grazing trouser and loafers
Where to wear: Shopping or in the office

Get the look: shirt, £28, cerise trousers, £38, shoes, £55, Topshop

4.       Swinging sixties

The sixties look is going to be huge this season, from graphic printed shifts to jewel coloured tunics and mod coats. All you need now is big hair and a scooter.

What to wear: A-line shift dress
Where to wear: A night out or to dinner

Get the look: Dress, £70, leopard clutch, £45, leather gloves, £28, Warehouse

5.       Jewel box colours

This summer we saw an explosion of colour enter our wardrobes and as we approach autumn there are no signs of this fading. With fushia, orange, emerald, colbolt and purple leading the colour parade, you will not fail to stand out this winter.   

What to wear: Rock a block colour dress, contrast with brights heels to accentuate a plain outfit, or easiest of all, throw on a coat in a bright shade
Where to wear: Christmas party or to work

Get the look: Dress, £14.99, H&M


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